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I wonder if the number of pirated copies saved outweighs the number of sales lost due to copy protection.

I don't buy copy protected software. Partly for the reasons of inconvenience and partly because copy protection is an implicit distrust of the customer.

Copy protection was the deciding factor in why I didn't upgrade VA5000 to VRPC (my own copy used at work).

If however they had produced a product such as a USB pendrive that could just be plugged into a machine with a supported OS, and run VRPC from there, then I most likely would have bought it.

 is a RISC OS Userjess on 13/5/05 11:04AM
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